Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime

Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on «sextortion» — a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors — that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals. «Sextortion is the use of intimate images or videos that have been captured to then extort compliance from…

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SCAI, ACC, and ACEP release consensus on managing AMI patients during COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), along with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have released a consensus statement that provides recommendations for a systematic approach for the care of patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The…

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Engineers design UV stations to aid healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

BINGHAMTON, NY — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second month across the U.S., supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks and face shields continue to run low at many hospitals. Researchers at Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science have addressed this problem by designing sterilization…

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Researchers develop new microneedle array combination vaccine delivery system

Philadelphia, April 21, 2020 — In parallel to their current work on a potential coronavirus vaccine, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed a new vaccine delivery system for vaccines using live or attenuated viral vectors: a finger-tip sized patch that contains 400 tiny needles, each just half of one millimeter.…

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Study identifies potential drug treatments for telomere diseases

Capping decades of research, a new study may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely. Using cells donated by patients with the disease, researchers at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center identified several small molecules that appear to reverse this cellular aging process.…

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When E.V.O.O. Met Chocolate

Kosterina, an olive oil company in the Peloponnese region of Greece that uses native koroneiki olives, has introduced chocolate bars, the dark chocolate blended with the extra-virgin olive oil. The result is rich, silky chocolate in some uncommon Mediterranean flavors like fig and balsamic vinegar; almond butter with vanilla; and nuts, including walnuts and pistachios,…

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11 New Cookbooks Worth Buying, Even in Quarantine

These days, an uncommonly large number of people are cooking every meal, and while recipes are not in short supply, inspiration might be. Cookbooks are still one of the best ways to pull yourself out of meal-planning fatigue and find an idea — a pasta sauce, a flavor combination, a technique — that can change…

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